A sprawling office complex with an ambitious new owner



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De Lotus is an office complex located in Prins Willem Alexanderpolder, one of Rotterdam’s key office locations. The four semicircular buildings collectively have the shape of a lotus flower. The complex consists of some 33,800 m2 office space housing a number of large companies such as Royal Haskoning, ABB and CGI. The complex is owned by CK Capital, an investor in commercial real estate who strives to make  positive impact by making its properties more sustainable. The underground car park consists of 756 parking spaces.


Upon acquiring all 4 office buildings in 2022, CK Capital set out on an ambitious path to develop De Lotus to its full potential. Earlier efforts to expand the number of charging points had stalled due to high costs and lack of clarity about the distribution of charging points throughout the parking garage. CK Capital and Savills Property Management sought help in providing a common charging amenity that was compliant with safety requirements and granted tenants access sufficient charging points.

At the request of CK Capital, Collectric developed an extensive infrastructure deployment plan that would ultimately result in several charging bays of multiple charge points each spread along the central axis of the parking. Upon Collectric’s appointment as charging service provider, the phased roll-out of charging points was initiated. Easy availability of charging points has since supported tenants’ ambitions to shift to electric driving. Within the first 12 months of operations, the first batch of charge points have already reached high occupancy, and works are being planned to roll out subsequent batches.


The structural solution that Collectric provides has enabled CK to quickly respond to tenant demand. Common use rather than exclusive use has resulted in a better utilization of limited grid connection capacity. Appointment of a professional service provider has resulted in a compliant facility both in terms of safety and price transparency.